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Sunstroke toll mounts to 124 as heatwave intensifies

india Updated: May 11, 2010 22:05 IST

One more person died of suspected sunstroke in Orissa on Tuesday, mounting the toll to 124 as searing heat intensified in the state with the western city of Sambalpur recording a maximum temperature of 46.02 degrees Celsius, officials said.

The toll due to suspected sunstroke which stood at 123 on Monday, rose to 124 with one death reported from coastal Jagatsinghpur district, revenue department control room said.

The return of heatwave conditions on Monday after a brief respite due to rains affected normal life across the state, forcing people to confine themselves indoor.

The highest temperature 46.02 degrees Celsius was recorded at Sambalpur followed by 45.5 degrees at Hirakud, 45.4 degrees at Balangir, 45.02 degrees at Titlagarh and 44.5 degrees Celsius at Jharsuguda, the met office said.

The state capital recorded 40.1 degrees Celsius as against Monday's 40.2 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.